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alert-–-leonardo-dicaprio-looks-almost-unrecognizable-in-first-look-at-his-new-role-for-paul-thomas-anderson-filmAlert – Leonardo DiCaprio looks almost unrecognizable in first look at his new role for Paul Thomas Anderson film

Leonardo DiCaprio has been pictured shooting his new role for director Paul Thomas Anderson, a film currently titled BC Project.

In photos exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, DiCaprio, 49, looks unrecognizable in a disheveled costume consisting of a dirtied bathrobe and jeans, along with large sunglasses and a grey beanie.

The actor – who was recently snubbed for an Oscar for Killers of the Flower Moon – was seen on the set with Anderson in the Northern California town of Eureka on Tuesday.

DiCaprio’s character appears to have fallen on hard times as he makes a call on a pay phone and sinks to the floor, a defeated expression on his face.

Cameras zeroed in on DiCaprio as he sat outside a grocery store, dramatically reaching his hand across the cement. 

Leonardo DiCaprio has been pictured shooting his new role for director Paul Thomas Anderson, a film currently titled BC Project, in Eureka, California on Tuesday

Leonardo DiCaprio has been pictured shooting his new role for director Paul Thomas Anderson, a film currently titled BC Project, in Eureka, California on Tuesday 

He eventually got back up, and walked across the pavement with determination.

DiCaprio had a single black backpack slung over his shoulder. A pink backpack was also clipped to his belongings.

Behind-the-scenes, when cameras weren’t rolling, DiCaprio was also seen conversing with Anderson.

Anderson appeared to have some notes for DiCaprio as the duo sat down together, looking at Anderson’s iPad.

The film’s plot is currently being kept under wraps, but Deadline recently reported that the film also stars Sean Penn and Regina Hall.

The movie is set in contemporary times and was written by Anderson. Anderson is also producing the movie with Sara Murphy and Adam Somner.

In addition to the three leads, Deadline reported that the film will have a large ensemble cast. 

The film’s budget is said to be close to $100 million, Variety reports.

DiCaprio looked unrecognizable in a disheveled costume consisting of a dirtied bathrobe and jeans, along with large sunglasses and a grey beanie

DiCaprio looked unrecognizable in a disheveled costume consisting of a dirtied bathrobe and jeans, along with large sunglasses and a grey beanie

He sat on the pavement outside a grocery store

He sat on the pavement outside a grocery store

Cameras were rolling as Leonardo reached his hand dramatically across the pavement

Cameras were rolling as Leonardo reached his hand dramatically across the pavement 

He sank to the floor, looking defeated

He sank to the floor, looking defeated

His character appears to have fallen on hard times

The movie is set in contemporary times and was written by Anderson

His character appears to have fallen on hard times

DiCaprio slumped against the wall as he filmed the movie

DiCaprio slumped against the wall as he filmed the movie

Anderson is the director behind numerous critically-acclaimed films, including Boogie Nights, Licorice Pizza, and Punch-Drunk Love.

The new film comes after Leonardo was snubbed for an Oscar for his role in Killers of the Flower Moon. The film did receive numerous nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Martin Scorsese, Best Actress for Lily Gladstone, and Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro.

Speaking with Variety, Lily defended her costar to the outlet, stating that both she and her parents were outraged by the omission.

‘They were pissed,’ she said. ‘He was the first to text me congratulations, with popping confetti. I told him how upset we all were.’

He eventually got up, and strode across the lot with determination

He eventually got up, and strode across the lot with determination 

The actor appeared to be taking a vape break at one point

The movie is set in contemporary times and was written by Anderson. Anderson is also producing the movie with Sara Murphy and Adam Somner

The actor appeared to be taking a vape break at one point 

Leonardo's costume included a black backpack clipped to a smaller pink bag

This new film comes after he was snubbed for an Oscar for Killers of the Flower Moon

Leonardo’s costume included a black backpack clipped to a smaller pink bag 

The 3 1/2 hour film received a total of eight more Oscar nominations – but the Titanic star was left out in the cold.

‘My nomination is equal parts his. I would not have been able to do what I did without his generosity as an actor and as a human being,’ Lily added.

In the film, Leo plays World War I veteran Ernest Burkhart, who falls in love with an Osage woman, Lily’s Mollie Kyle.

Scorsese chimed in, arguing Leo’s performance speaks for itself.

He was seen conversing with director Anderson

He was seen conversing with director Anderson 

Cameras followed Leonardo as he made his way across the lot

Cameras followed Leonardo as he made his way across the lot 

Leonardo's latest film Killers of the Flower Moon received numerous nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Martin Scorsese, Best Actress for Lily Gladstone, and Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro

Leonardo's latest film Killers of the Flower Moon received numerous nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Martin Scorsese, Best Actress for Lily Gladstone, and Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro

Leonardo’s latest film Killers of the Flower Moon received numerous nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Martin Scorsese, Best Actress for Lily Gladstone, and Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro

Anderson is the director behind Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love

Anderson is the director behind Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love

DiCaprio's character took a call at a pay phone

DiCaprio’s character took a call at a pay phone 

They appeared to be going over notes on Anderson's tablet

They appeared to be going over notes on Anderson’s tablet

The film's plot is currently being kept under wraps, but Deadline recently reported that the film also stars Sean Penn and Regina Hall

The film's plot is currently being kept under wraps, but Deadline recently reported that the film also stars Sean Penn and Regina Hall

The film’s plot is currently being kept under wraps, but Deadline recently reported that the film also stars Sean Penn and Regina Hall

‘He went so far into the complexities and contradictions of a man who was so weak, so malleable, who did such unspeakable things, but who also truly loved his wife,’ the filmmaking icon explained.

‘Leo fearlessly created a true Everyman … an Everyman that people just don’t want to acknowledge. So that will endure.’

Leonardo has yet to make a public statement about the snub, although he did take to his Instagram to recognize the Oscar nominations.

‘Congratulations to my dear friend @LilyGladstone for making Oscars history, as the first Native American woman to be nominated for Best Actress in Killers Of The Flower Moon, and the fourth Indigenous actress to ever earn a nomination in the category,’ he gushed.

‘And to this powerful film’s nine other nominations – telling this story with all of you has been an honor.’

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